When upgrading your vent covers to kul grilles, there are a number of things to consider when choosing a finish. We often get asked for advice on which vent cover finish to choose, so here are a few thoughts from our many conversations with builders, architects and homeowners over the years!
- Consider the color of the hardware on your doors, such as doorknobs and handles, light fixtures and wall sconces, etc. Your vent cover finish could match or complement the color of these hardware items to help tie the room together.
- Think about the color of your flooring. Your vent cover finish should complement or match the flooring in your home. It can also completely stand out as a contrasting color (ie: Brushed Chrome on a dark hardwood floor looks amazing). But some people prefer a minimalist approach and prefer a finish that makes the grille less visible when taking in the entire room. (This is certainly a personal preference that is totally up to you!). Also, keep in mind the baseboards and trim.
- Avoid clashing. If you have a black floor, a wenge brown grille might not be a fit. We recommend avoiding color clashes if you have something that might be an awkward color match.
- Consider the overall style and aesthetic of your home. Choose a vent cover finish that fits well with the style and aesthetic of your home. Clean, crisp and modern might be a good fit for Glacier frost, Black Monolith or Brushed Chrome while a more warm/traditional style might be a better fit for our Anodized Light Bronze or Wenge Brown grilles.
- Do you want to blend in or contrast? (We personally often recommend standing out when your grilles are this beautiful to create a conversation piece when people visit your home – trust us, people will ask “Where did you get those grilles?!”)
- Most importantly – your kul grilles are a reflection of your personal design tastes. If you like to stand out, or make features and fixtures pop – then a high contrast option might be a great one for you. Blending in is also a great strategy if you have more muted or minimalist tones in the rest of your design strategy.
One option is the Black Monolith vent cover, which is bold and full of personality. This finish is perfect for modern design aesthetics and showcases high-contrast palettes. The powder coat paint finish is also highly durable and resistant to chipping, scratching, and corrosion.
Another option is the Brushed Chrome finish, which is a light silver-grey aluminum that is hand-brushed and clear-coated. This vent cover finish is classic yet glamorous and complements stainless steel or brushed nickel and satin fixtures, cabinetry, door & window hardware, and appliances.
The Glacier Frost vent cover is a clean white finish that complements neutral palettes of beige, white, cream, gray, black, and brown. The powder coat paint finish is also highly durable and resistant to chipping, scratching, and corrosion. It's perfect for modern, airy aesthetics.
The Anodized Clear finish is a sleek, matte, satin aluminum vent cover that blends with almost any surface tone for a chic coastal retreat, a contemporary mid-town condo, or a classic cozy cottage.
Anodized Light Bronze is a soft, matte bronze-toned aluminum finish that blends nicely with soft, textural palettes and warm features.
To get an idea of how different finishes look in different spaces, be sure to check out our Instagram page & gallery for examples of other projects we have featured. If you need more information, our knowledgeable sales team is always happy to help. Contact them here.
With so many finishes to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect vent cover for your space.